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Why i will never buy another GM product
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steve19438    Posted 05-02-2004 at 16:08:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]

my 93 chev. p/u


Bundy    Posted 05-02-2004 at 21:04:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember ford also had same problem in them years it was water base primer i belive.I think ford even recalled some.


deadcarp    Posted 05-02-2004 at 19:02:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ford Taurus' had a similar problem. Mom's old 88 went to heck and they said it was a clash between the primer and paint, but the warranty only applied to first owners. I offered to be the first owner who brought the attorney general & TV cameras to their dealership and for some reason they agreed to try repainting it. So i agreed to bring it in monday and they even gave me a free focus for a loaner. See if you talk nice -- :)


Fern(Mi)    Posted 05-02-2004 at 17:03:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
No real expert on htis subject, may I interject? Gm used some kind of steel about that time that refused to accept paint. Some folk have had their vehicals taken down to bare metal, sand blasted, paint striped, paint removers, metal preped, and a couple more procedures. And they peeled again. They run and opperate alright for their age and time, but look like h3ll in the drive way or on the road. The condition only last a couple/three model years.
At least they this was better than the ford rejected metals GM used 72 thru 76/77.
No wonder Fords and Dodges started becoming populare about those yrs.
Just what little I've heard and seen.
Fernan


Greg    Posted 05-02-2004 at 16:51:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Steve,
I had a white 92 that looked a lot like that. I got GM to paint it gratis. It had over 100k on it and I was the 3rd owner but I didn't give up and wouldn't take no for an answer. Might be worth a shot?


Bob    Posted 05-02-2004 at 16:41:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can thank the tree huggers for making the automakers use water-based paint. GM is not alone with paint problems.


Mugway    Posted 05-02-2004 at 16:38:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Every manufactuer has paint problems,GM is white,Ford is a grey,and Chrysler is dark green.
My wifes '95' Ply grand voyager (dark green) looks like that,and the finish has been well cared for.


yep    Posted 05-02-2004 at 16:41:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
it has something to do with the chemical treatment of the metal and the primer used. It's a mess.


ron,ar    Posted 05-02-2004 at 16:18:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
we have several 90-95 models at work like that. If you catch it quick enough GM may (I said MAY) help ya. I can remember when "body by Fisher" meant something. P.S. don't let Big Mike see this, he will tell you it's all right.


Big Mike    Posted 05-02-2004 at 23:43:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
My '94 Rock has 145,000 on her, and the paint isn't peeling on it, but it's not blue, silver er white. It's Dark Garnet Metallic. I've noticed Blue and silver shades on all the makes seem to have a lot of trouble.


Burrhead    Posted 05-02-2004 at 16:31:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's why ye wanna stick with Fords.


ron,ar    Posted 05-02-2004 at 16:40:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
lord sakes Burr don't let unca mikey hear ya say that, he will cry us a river and it's wet enough already.


Burrhead    Posted 05-02-2004 at 16:54:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
ah heck old Biggie will be on cloud 9 after the race. he might not even notice a Ford plug.

Is it still raining up yer way??


ron,ar    Posted 05-02-2004 at 17:00:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
it quit raining early today but there is no place for the water to go. grounds saturated.
As far as Big Mike goes, well I did my best to keep him aggitated. I can assure you he will notice a "ford plug":^)


~Lenore    Posted 05-02-2004 at 17:34:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
that is exactly the reason I will never buy another Chrysler product!!
My white Plymouth is peeling on the trunk, it has a bald spot on it's roof and tonight getting in to go to church I noticed a new spot (about the size of a saucer). The interior looks and smells nice but the outside paint looks like junk.

I have owned a buick, it had paint probs, too.
I have owned 3 Toyotas and never had a speck of paint missing. You can bet my next new purchase & my last will be a Toyota!! I will keep it forever if I can.


ret    Posted 05-02-2004 at 18:17:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
bought a new Camry in Oct, $18,300. Won't own another Ford. Not that much difference in price Paint is good on it, but not much of it. Very thin, like all Japanese cars .Gonna have to last me forever
REt


ron,ar    Posted 05-02-2004 at 19:54:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
the sad part of that is I remember buying a new 3 bedroom house,with 2 bath, 2 car garage for 18,500. Just makes me sick to think about car prices.


ret    Posted 05-03-2004 at 05:46:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
me too, Mustangs were $1800 in 65 . Bought a new Olds in 53, $2611. They wanted $2365 for a Ford 4dr with OD., bought the Olds. Had a beautiful home built in 65, $14 a ft. birch woodwork was $150 more. I was making about $10,000 a year then, in N Iowa. My wife didn't have to work either. Times sure have changed
REt


Burrhead    Posted 05-02-2004 at 18:13:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
~Lenore if yer gonna have an American made car ye better get the Toyodder.

I bought my wife a Toyodder and she put nearly 200,000 miles on it before a neighbor kid totaled it. The paint was still good and so was the drive train. I would'nt mind another one if they was'nt so danged expensive.


~Lenore    Posted 05-02-2004 at 18:50:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I figure my next Toyota will last me forever unless a disaster happens to it sorta like that neighbor kid thing. ;-)

Even though they are expensive, if I never have to face another car saleman ( I have a problem haggleing), or buy another car, it will be worth it!!!


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